Honey Almond Granola

  • This Honey Almond Granola is a healthy homemade granola that’s so easy to make and budget friendly! It uses simple ingredients that are right in your pantry!

    This honey almond granola is great for brunch or breakfast! Top with a splash of milk or add to your yogurt.

    A few other great breakfast treats we love are Berry Baked Oatmeal, Apple Cinnamon Freezer Oatmeal Cups, or these Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.

    Top down view of granola on a baking sheet.

    I love granola and when I buy it I can’t stop snacking on it. But have you ever looked at what’s in your granola…..it can be a little scary how much sugar is in there!

    That’s why I prefer to make my own and control what I put into it. This granola recipe is a pretty basic recipe so feel free to change things up to suit your needs.

    A picture of granola ingredients and granola being mixed in a bowl.

    Why homemade granola is better:

    • It’s much more budget friendly to make your own! Those small bags from the store can get pretty pricey!
    • Homemade granola can be lower in sugar and can be more nutritious.
    • Keeps for a long time! Store a batch in your pantry for up to 4 weeks, refrigerator for up to 4 months, and in your freezer for up to 8 months.
    • It’s really simple to make.
    Pictures showing granola being mixed with the honey mixture.

    Ingredients

    • Oats: I like old fashioned the best. They provide a nice texture to any homemade granola and keep their shape.
    • Almonds: Provide lots of crunch and flavor. Feel free to substitute in slivered or sliced almonds. Just use 1 cup instead of 2 cups.
    • Cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and almond extract: adds flavor. Feel free to leave out the almond extract if it’s not your thing but it really amps up the almond flavor. Don’t skimp on the salt. It is essential to make the flavors shine in granola.
    • Oil: I like to use coconut oil but use whatever oil you prefer. Oil helps make the granola nice and crisp so don’t leave it out!
    • Honey: to sweeten the granola. Can use maple syrup too.
    Clusters of granola in a bowl.

    Adaptions/Variations:

    • For gluten-free make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
    • To make it vegan replace the honey with maple syrup.
    • Nut-free: replace the almonds with 1 cup of seeds instead.
    • Dried Fruit: Any dried fruit would go great in this granola. Add to the granola after it has cooled.
    • Spices: Other warm spices would taste great such as nutmeg, clove, ginger, or allspice are all great.
    • Shredded coconut: Use unsweetened coconut to help control sugar levels.
    • Chia or flax: Great for extra nutrition.
    A bowl of honey almond granola with a splash of milk.

    Ways to eat granola

    Baker’s Tips for large clusters of granola

    • Line the pan with parchment paper so the sweetener sticks to the oats and not the pan.
    • Before baking lightly press the granola in an even layer.
    • Don’t stir the granola during baking.
    • Bake just until lightly golden around the edges and no longer. The granola will look wet and not crisp but as it cools it will dry and crisp up beautifully.
    • Don’t touch the granola until it has cooled COMPLETELY!! This is probably the most important step!

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    5 from 4 votes
    A bowl of honey almond granola with a splash of milk.
    Honey Almond Granola
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins
     

    This Honey Almond Granola is a healthy granola that's so easy to make and budget friendly! It uses simple ingredients that are right in your pantry!

    Course: Breakfast/Brunch
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: healthy granola, homemade granola, honey granola
    Servings: 12 (1/2 cup servings)
    Calories: 412 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 4 cups (400g) old fashioned oats
    • 2 cups (310g) almonds
    • teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • ¼-½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup (120ml) oil of choice (I like to use melted coconut oil)
    • cup (80ml) honey
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • ¼-½ teaspoon almond extract, optional but delicious!
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

    2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt. In a seperate bowl combine the oil, honey, vanilla, and almond extract. Pour over oats and stir well to ensure everything is coated well.

    3. Spread in an even layer on prepared pan and lightly press down. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.

    4. Remove from oven and cool completely on teh pan without stirring for large clusters.

    Recipe Notes
    1. Store in an air tight container in your pantry for up to 4 weeks, refrigerator for up to 4 months, and in your freezer for up to 8 months.
    2. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
    Nutrition Facts
    Honey Almond Granola
    Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
    Calories 412 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 20g31%
    Saturated Fat 9g56%
    Sodium 54mg2%
    Potassium 356mg10%
    Carbohydrates 47g16%
    Fiber 7g29%
    Sugar 8g9%
    Protein 19g38%
    Calcium 83mg8%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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